Fatigue is a common complaint of women in their 30's. When a woman presents with this routine symptom, she will be likely first be assessed for the 'usual suspects', such as:
- B12 deficiency
No answers there? Let's move on to the next possible culprits...
- sleep apnea
- autoimmune disease
But what if all these tests fail to reveal an obvious cause? What if you've become the medical equivalent to a 'cold case'?
Congratulations! You now have a "medically unexplained illness".
You may not be able to work, study or get out of bed more than a few hours a day - but hey - at least your lab results are within normal range.
When your Internist asks, "have you ever considered homeopathy?", you know you're in trouble.